January 14: – 8pm EST: Student Data & Privacy in the Cloud

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ATLIS, EdTech Teacher, and ICG combined conversation on student data, privacy, and cloud-based service providers. Jen Carey agreed will moderate a video session with Beth Holland from EdTechTeacher , Justin also from EdTechTeacher and Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University , and Bill Fitzgerald from Common Sense Media.

Video of the Week: Simple ways teachers can protect student data privacy

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note : Video of the Week picks are supplied by the editors of Common Sense Education , which helps educators find the best ed-tech tools, learn best practices for teaching with tech, and equip students with the skills they need to use technology safely and responsibly. Click here to watch the video at Common Sense Education. Video Description: Privacy can be a complex, intimidating topic.

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The Challenges of Easy Data Access

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Tactical student data privacy questions like “What can I do right now?” should be asked by all CIO’s, teachers, administrators and policymakers in this changing landscape of data access, student privacy and interoperability. Dr. Fruth suggests that school districts hit the ground running by adding privacy components and security before it becomes a “what should I do right now?” Jena is passionate about improving how students learn with technology.

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Data Privacy in a Pandemic? Parents Are Concerned, But Still Welcome More Tech

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Parents are concerned about their children’s online safety and data privacy, but not as much as other issues such as the quality of education their child receives, protection from violence and bullying, and ensuring their child doesn’t fall behind in school.

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Best Practices for Ensuring Data Privacy in a Remote Learning Environment

EdTech Magazine

Part of that preparation should involve solutions to protecting student data. . In this video, Eileen Belastock, director of academic technology at Mount Greylock (Mass.) Regional School District, shares tips for maintaining student data privacy as staff and students access software platforms and other digital tools from locations outside the district's networks

Best Practices for Ensuring Data Privacy in a Remote Learning Environment

EdTech Magazine

Part of that preparation should involve solutions to protecting student data. . In this video, Eileen Belastock, director of academic technology at Mount Greylock (Mass.) Regional School District, shares tips for maintaining student data privacy as staff and students access software platforms and other digital tools from locations outside the district's networks

Best Practices for Ensuring Data Privacy in a Remote Learning Environment

EdTech Magazine

Part of that preparation should involve solutions to protecting student data. . In this video, Eileen Belastock, director of academic technology at Mount Greylock (Mass.) Regional School District, shares tips for maintaining student data privacy as staff and students access software platforms and other digital tools from locations outside the district's networks

Best Practices for Ensuring Data Privacy in a Remote Learning Environment

EdTech Magazine

Part of that preparation should involve solutions to protecting student data. . In this video, Eileen Belastock, director of academic technology at Mount Greylock (Mass.) Regional School District, shares tips for maintaining student data privacy as staff and students access software platforms and other digital tools from locations outside the district's networks

How to Manage Student Devices for Remote Learning

Digital Promise

As schools across the country have rapidly shifted to distance learning due to school closures brought about by the coronavirus (COVID-19), students have been sent home with school-issued devices like laptops or tablets so they can continue their learning from home. During this unprecedented time, districts need to have systems in place to manage these devices while students learn remotely for the foreseeable future. Come up with a system for when students report broken devices.

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Overcoming security and privacy concerns with e-learning

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More students than ever before now have access to a quality education, no matter where they live. Lesson plans can be tailored to meet the learning needs of individual students. At the postsecondary level, more than 15% of students were enrolled exclusively online in 2017.

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edWeb and CoSN Partner to Support Superintendents and District Leaders

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A video recording and podcast are available here. Today, CoSN represents over 13 million students in school districts nationwide and continues to grow as a powerful and influential voice in K-12 education.

CoSN 2019: New Analytics Dashboard Measures Education Technology ROI

EdTech Magazine

Students now have more devices than ever, making it more challenging to measure whether these technologies are being used correctly in the classroom and how they are affecting student outcomes. . While accessing technology once required a multistep process and was severely limited in the classroom, 74 percent of K–12 schools say they now have more than one device per student, according to a CoSN report. Keep this page bookmarked for articles and videos from the event.

Mindful Tracking Cookie Policies Improve K—12 Data Security

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Mindful Tracking Cookie Policies Improve K—12 Data Security. Current web browsing policies in K–12 schools may be allowing third parties to collect and sell student data , creating a need for schools to update and maintain safe internet use protocols.

Want to Organize Your Digital Assets?

EdNews Daily

Videos. Collaboration tools, such as video conferencing . Digital/digitized elements (such as documents, video, e-books, lesson plans) . Student Information Systems (SIS). An example is the distribution of iPads to all students. A good strategy will provide the oversight and direction to use those iPads to change the students’ approach to education. By LeiLani Cauthen. .

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4 Items on Instructure’s To-Do List After the Sale of the Canvas LMS Provider

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The company’s interest in developing a data analytics service—once codenamed DIG and now known as Insights, per Benson—hasn’t gone away. Demand for synchronous video may have the company in search of features and tools to beef up its Canvas Studio product, says Hill.

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How can schools protect student data without training teachers in privacy basics?

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. Gearing up for their district’s password-reset day in October, teachers and school administrators in Raytown, Missouri, watched a spoof video “gym” tour by their tech-support staff, who offered tips for stronger passwords amidst “laptop lunges” and “cross-tech” training. Every few months in Raytown, there’s a new silly video with the serious purpose of safeguarding student information. Bill Fitzgerald, director of the privacy initiative, Common Sense Education.

Blackboard to Sell Open LMS Product for $31.7 Million

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LTG will maintain the existing Blackboard student data privacy policy. Blackboard promo video of updates to its Open LMS product LTG Eyes Moodle Companies Blackboard chief learning and innovation officer Phillip Miller will join LTG to lead the Open LMS business. By selling our Open LMS business, both companies will be hyper-focused on fully serving their respective clients and making a difference in the lives of the students,” he said. Blackboard, a Reston, Va.-based

Profile of Asbury Park (NJ) Superintendent Sancha Gray

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This is no small feat, considering that she and now-NJ Commissioner of Education Lamont Repollet stepped into a struggling district with 75% of students reading below grade level (half of those being three-to-six grades below). Considering the student as a whole, she says, is key.

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Meet Our New Partners: iKeepSafe & the Internet Watch Foundation

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iKeepsafe has also awarded us the California Privacy Badge. About iKeepSafe & the California Privacy Badge. iKeepSafe’s California Privacy Badge is the first independent assessment program specifically tailored to student data privacy legislation, including the Student Online Personal Information Protection Act (SOPIPA ) among others. It’s our way of letting customers know that student data is safe in our hands.

Executive Briefs

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Highlights from Tech&Learning’s Leadership Letter THE ROLE OF LEADERSHIP IN PROTECTING STUDENT DATA Every school district employee shares responsibility for protecting student data, but a leadership champion is needed to build and sustain a data privacy program.

Meet Caliper, the Data Standard That May Help Us (Finally) Measure Edtech Efficacy

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This annual event aims to accelerate the development and adoption of data standards that allow technologies used in schools to “talk” to one another. By enabling these connections, IMS, the nonprofit group that organized this event, hopes to create a plug-and play-educational ecosystem where tools can freely and seamlessly share information about student learning that educators can use to drive better learning outcomes. How Caliper Enables a Deeper Level of Data Sharing.

Safety First

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Whether virtual or physical, the safety of students is every educator’s first priority. Just as we wouldn’t let a live spark go untended, so we need to take sensible steps to guard sensitive information—our own and our students’—online.

From High School to Harvard, Students Urge for Clarity on Privacy Rights

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What rights do parents, students and teachers have in an educational system increasingly awash in data and technology? That’s one of the underpinning questions behind a campaign launched in March by Providence, Rhode Island’s student union which called for a “ Student Bill of Rights ” that included (amongst other demands) the right to data privacy. The degree of privacy a student gets should not be dependent on that student’s socioeconomic status.

Practicing Privacy: Insights from Edtech Lawyer Gretchen Shipley

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2016 has been a busy year for data privacy advocates. University of California, Berkeley students filed suit against Google for illegally scanning their emails. Pokemon Go launched its wildly popular location-based and data-hungry augmented reality game. And at least 14 states have passed student data privacy laws, so far. We asked Shipley how schools can adopt new technology without running afoul of the many state and federal privacy laws.

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What’s New

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EDSBY UPDATES ( edsby.com/edsby-k12-dataaggregation-analytics/ ) Edsby announced that it has built sophisticated data aggregation and analysis capabilities that allow states, provinces and countries to optimize their education investments and policies.

BloomBoard Appoints New CEO, Restructures Focus Around Micro-Credentials

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Some of those teachers spend upwards of 150 hours every year on training sessions, workshops and conferences that sometimes resemble what many students experience in the classroom: listening to a lecture and taking notes. Classroom videos, student work samples and lesson plans are among the materials—which are accessible via the badge—serve as evidence. The idea was that data from the evaluations could help schools find the right resources that each teacher needed.

Coronavirus FAQ: Everything Schools and Companies Need and Want to Know

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Over the past weeks, readers have asked us many questions about the impact of the coronavirus on education in many different areas, from admissions to advice for young children, from salaries to student privacy and whether school closures actually work. Tony Wan, Managing Editor Access and Equity How can we accommodate students who have learning disabilities in online instruction and practice universal design principles?

100+ Ways to Use a Chromebook in the Classroom – SULS033

Shake Up Learning

The App Hub is dedicated to bringing transparency to developers’ data and accessibility policies, and to help decision-makers find information about apps to meet the unique learning goals and policies of their school districts.”. Keeping up with the requirements of every application, the data policies, and matching them with your school’s policies can be a daunting task. I also love that many of the sparks, include video tutorials to help get you started.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 16 Edition)

Doug Levin

I’d encourage those interested in the OER movement to subscribe to the bi-weekly OER Digest (a joint project of SPARC and the Student PIRGs ) to stay up to date. This week, I also enhanced the K-12 Cyber Incident Map by adding video clips of news reports of select incidents since 2016. As I identify new incidents, I’ll also add new video clips to the catalog. What then of the students? collects and sells user data while helping you clean up your inbox.

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Protecting Student Privacy on Social Media: Do's and Don'ts for Teachers

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Social media is an increasingly important part of students' lives; in fact, the average teen spends over an hour a day using social media. To be true digital citizens, our students need teachers who model pro-social, creative, and responsible social media use. While social media can pose risks to student privacy, these risks can be managed with informed, intentional use. DO: Review the privacy settings on any personal social media accounts.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 16 Edition)

Doug Levin

I’d encourage those interested in the OER movement to subscribe to the bi-weekly OER Digest (a joint project of SPARC and the Student PIRGs ) to stay up to date. This week, I also enhanced the K-12 Cyber Incident Map by adding video clips of news reports of select incidents since 2016. As I identify new incidents, I’ll also add new video clips to the catalog. What then of the students? collects and sells user data while helping you clean up your inbox.

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T&L’S ISTE 2018 BEST OF SHOW AWARDS WINNERS

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ACER CHROMEBOOK TAB 10 ( WWW.ACER.COM/AC/EN/US/CONTENT/HOME ) The Acer Chromebook Tab 10 will be used in classrooms to expand and enhance student learning. Students rebel by learning the powerful ways authors convey meaning and affect their audience.

Sony Vows to Bring “Blockchain” Tech to Education. Will It Take Hold in K-12?

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says it has developed a system to bring “blockchain” technology–meant to serve as a decentralized-yet-secure system for transmitting data–to education, as the concept slowly begins to attract attention in the K-12 space. See this fact sheet on Bitcoin and blockchain for more details, as well as an online primer video from Khan Academy.). How would a graduate school in Spain verify the myriad records, in weighing that student’s application?

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 11 Edition)

Doug Levin

Do you know that feeling when you are told your questions about student privacy are unfounded by a representative of a company that earns 86% of its total revenue from advertising? “I’m slightly wary of building a Google data profile of a young child,” says @ashleyrcarman @verge [link]. Tagged on: March 18, 2017 G Suite for Education Now Open for Personal Google Accounts, Outside Domains | Campus Technology → Raises privacy questions.

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Hack Education Weekly News

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There’s more Department of Education news – relating to student loans in particular – in “the business of financial aid” section below. Letting the police decide what students should and should not read – totally a sign of a healthy democracy. Via The Hechinger Report : “In 6 states, school districts with the neediest students get less money than the wealthiest.” Data, Surveillance, and Information Security.